English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Great Head (Lane)

Other OS name in the Parish of Batcombe

Historical Forms

  • Great Head 1839 TA


, Great Head 1839TA , v. hēafod , here referring to the end of a ridge ( no doubt the Hendover of the foll. name ) which extends SE from here up to 850 ′ .